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Itinerary suggestion appreciated re alternatives attractions

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Itinerary suggestion appreciated re alternatives attractions

Need your valuable input here, as I am undecided...

Which of the following route/ attraction has the best scenery and best to compliment my current confirmed self drive itinerary in terms of variety of NZ?

(1) Te Anau to Invercargill to Dunedin

(2) Nelson- Marlbourough Sounds- Golden Bay

(3) Bay of Islands- Paiha- Russels

(4) Coromandel Peninsula

My confirmed plans are:

SI: ChCh-Arthur's Pass- Greymouth- Punakaiki- Haast- Wanaka- Queenstown- Te Anau- Mt Cook (via Lindis Pass), Kaikoura-Picton

NI: Wellington- Rotorua- Waitomo- Auckland

I will be travelling for 19 days, in and out ChCh, in mid Oct 2011.

Any input is greatly appreciated!! Thanks everyone...

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1. Re: Itinerary suggestion appreciated re alternatives attractions

That's a tough one of the 4 you have as they are all great. Can't go wrong with any of them.

If I had to choose, would lean towards #2. Love the town of Nelson and surrounding areas, Abel Tasman NP and the drive out to Golden Bay.

Matt

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2. Re: Itinerary suggestion appreciated re alternatives attractions

In October I would be looking for warmth so maybe Bay of Islands or Coromandel.

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Hi

If I had to choose I would go for #2 Nelson- Malborough Sounds-Golden Bay. The Bay of Islands would be a close second - I always think the BOI is best seen and experienced from the water.

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4. Re: Itinerary suggestion appreciated re alternatives attractions

My pick would be Nelson/Abel Tasman or Bay of Islands.

Your route is a little jumbled for the South Island. You may want to consider;

Chch

Punakaiki

Franz

Wanaka

Te Anau

Queenstown

Aoraki/Mt Cook

Chch - or Akaroa

Kaikoura

Picton

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